With eight schools from the area in attendance,number of local athletes qualified for the second day of competition on the first day of the a Chehalis Activators/Classic meet on Friday.
Aberdeen’s Wyatt Johnson was one of the athletes who wasn’t slowed down by rainy conditions, winning the 400 meters with a time of 53.95 to earn a spot in the finals on Saturday.
Elma picked up a win in the boys 4×100-meter relay as the quartet of Clyde Bailey, Sam Schneider, Chammann Nan and Mikia Diacon won with a time of 48.55.
Elma’s Braedon McMillan shined in the 3,200 meters by posting a time of 11:45.20 to edge out second-place Joel Nelson from Aberdeen by 0.55 seconds.
The Eagles picked up another gold in the girl’s 400 meters as Abby Fritts crossed the finish line at 1:09.90.
Ocosta also topped the podium on Friday with a win in the boy’s 800 meters from Dylan Todd, who posted a time of 2:11.76.
Evan Johnson from North Beach won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.79 to give the Hyaks a victory on Friday as well.
Raymond got its win in the boys 110-meter hurdles thanks to Evun Misaengsay, who posted 16.91.
Muro, Nicklas shine for Montesano at Kalama Twilight
Montesano’s Alma Muro and Tanner Nicklas each won multiple individual events to lead the Bulldogs boys and girls teams to fifth place finishes at the Kalama Twilight Invite on Friday at Kalama High School.
Muro was nothing short of impressive, claiming victory in the 200 meters with a personal-record time of 27.38. The sophomore also took first in the long jump, setting another personal best with a leap of 15 feet, 11 inches.
To top it off, Muro anchored Monte’s victorious 4×200-meter relay team (Madolyn Olson, Cori Fritts, Jaiden Morrison, Muro), which won with a time of 1:52.29, three seconds ahead of second-place Washougal.
Muro was also involved in Monte’s winning 4×400 relay team, running the second leg and joining Elizabeth Peterson, Olson and Morrison to record a time of 4:24.38.
Nicklas, a junior thrower for the Bulldogs, took the top spot in the shot put with a PR mark of 48-03.50 and the discus with a mark of 141-04. Nicklas’ mark in the discus was nearly nine feet better than Woodland’s Jason Bowman, which placed second with a mark of 132-07.
Monte’s girls team placed fifth with 51 points, a half-point behind fourth-place Woodland.
The Bulldogs boys tallied 58 points, two better than sixth-place Clatskanie.
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Hoquiam 243, Aberdeen 271
Brooke Bogdonavich led the way for Hoquiam and was one of two players to shoot par in Hoquiam’ 243-271 victory over Aberdeen on Thursday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
Hoquiam (5-0 overall) got a low score out of Bogdanovich who shot a 58 in spite of the heavy wind and rain that plagued the round.
“By the end of the match, Mother Nature was really letting us have it,” Aberdeen head coach Dan Sundstrom said. “Both teams struggled with the rain, wind and very soggy conditions. Players had scores way over their season average.”
Aberdeen got some solid play from Ryder Heikkila (57) who shot the lowest score of the day in a losing effort.
Hoquiam will hit the links again on Monday at the Burlington Invite in Burlington at 3:30 p.m.
Aberdeen continues league play on Monday at WF West at 3:30 p.m.
Centralia 7, Aberdeen 6
Aberdeen (4-3, 5-5 Evergreen 2A) fought back from down 5-2 and got back within striking distance with a pair of runs in the fifth inning to trim the Tigers’ lead to 5-4.
Centralia (3-4, 5-5) tacked on two runs in the top of seventh to put the game out of reach despite Aberdeen scoring two runs of its own in the bottom of that inning.
Bobcats head coach Scott Wilson said the game could have had a different outcome had they avoided a few mistakes on a day where Aberdeen committed four errors.
“The kids played good, we had a few mistakes and Jalyn McDaniel pitched well,” he said. “If we clean up a few things, it’s a whole different ballgame.”
Aberdeen’s Logan Glanz was an offensive standout with three RBI, including two in the first inning.
Elma 15, Tenino 2
Elma continued its impressive romp through the 1A Evergreen League with a dominant 15-2 victory over the Tenino Beavers on Friday in Elma.
Kassedy Olson led the way for the Eagles (12-0, 4-0 Evergreen 1A) offensively, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Quin Mikel and freshman Chloe Clark also had multi-hit games for Elma, with Mikel going 2-for-3 with two doubles and Clark having a 2-for-2 afternoon with two runs scored.
Elma starter Destry Dineen earned the victory for Elma. The senior hurler allowed no earned runs and two hits while striking out nine in her five innings of work.
The Eagles currently hold a one-game lead over rival Montesano heading into a big showdown with the Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Montesano High School.
Montesano 3, Elma 0
Montesano won a close pitcher’s duel with a 3-0 victory over the Elma Eagles on Friday in Elma.
Bulldogs starter Trace Ridgway earned a complete-game shutout, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts to just one walk for the Bulldogs (13-2, 7-0 Evergreen 1A).
Ridgway’s counterpart, Elma starting pitcher Cobey Moore, was the hard-luck loser. Moore allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out six in seven innings pitched.
The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Monte scored a pair of runs on Shaydon Farmer’s two-out double to left field.
Monte added a run in the fifth when Carter Olsen, who was aboard with a leadoff double, came home on a single from Aaron Lano.
Montesano now owns a two-and-a-half game lead in the league standings over Hoquiam.
The Bulldogs host the Grizzlies at 5 p.m. on Monday.
Elma (4-9, 1-5) currently sits in fourth place in league.
— Ryan Sparks, Grays Harbor News Group
Onalaska 15, Ocosta 0
Onalaska handed Ocosta just its second loss of the season as the Wildcats fell 15-0 to the Loggers on Friday in Onalaska.
Onalaska (9-3) punished Ocosta pitching, scoring five runs over the first two innings followed by a 10-run third to earn a 15-0 walk-off victory.
Three different Onalaska pitchers combined to hold Ocosta (13-2, 11-1 Pacific 2B) hitless in the three-inning game.
Colby Scheuber took the loss, allowing two earned runs on four hits in two innings pitched.
— Ryan Sparks, Grays Harbor News Group